The Guardian on Maduro

President granted ability to enact laws without consulting congress amid economic crisis and war on business

Err, isn’t that better said as

President granted ability to enact laws without consulting congress amid economic crisis caused by war on business

5 comments on “The Guardian on Maduro

  1. Better yet,

    The President has granted himself the ability to enact laws without consulting congress amid economic crisis caused by his war on business.

    I’m not a fan of the passive voice.

  2. Comments are wonderful. The progressives are in fine progressive voice:

    “Maduro should have that treacherous little Capriles arrested. No country in the world would put up with an opposition figure’s constant scheming and plotting, and Venezuela shouldn’t either. Knock some capitalist heads together Maduro!”

    They can’t help themselves.

  3. “No country in the world would put up with an opposition figure’s constant scheming and plotting, and Venezuela shouldn’t either.”

    Ok, let’s arrest Milliband and Balls and ‘knock their heads together”.

  4. The question is when the shit hits the fan whether Maduro will flee into exile in Cuba or be put up against a wall and shot.

    Things must be getting pretty close to the edge. A major refinery fire or a shutdown at the Guri hydropower facility could be the tipping point. Socialist regimes are notoriously bad at infrastructure maintenance, so this is a distinct possibility. Of course, the ability of dictatorships to stagger on well beyond the point at which one would assume they would have collapsed should not be underestimated.

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